Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best! What is a doula?
I want to FIND a doula.
Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.
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“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”Dr. John H. Kennell
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DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.
Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!
Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk!
This year, DONA International and our doulas have been featured in articles by Essence magazine, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE I am proud to be introducing a new occasional series "Doula Me This!" that challenges doulas to consider how they might handle a birth or postpartum situation, in consideration of their training, experience,...read more
By Kate Causbie Ask any doula why they do the work they do, and odds are that their answer will somehow integrate or reflect their own experiences around conception, birth, and early parenting. While this a valuable insight into the source of their motivation and...read more
DONA International Commits to Increased Advocacy Efforts to Improve Maternal-Child Health Outcomes and You Are Invited
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE DONA International recognizes that when working in the birth room or with a postpartum family, doulas help clients find their voice and increase their own self-advocacy skills. That does not mean that we feel...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE International Doula Month 2017 May is International Doula Month and a great time to celebrate the efforts that birth and postpartum doulas have on improving maternal-infant health outcomes. Doulas work hard to...read more